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Christmastime in the City 2016

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016


Join us for our 15th Annual Christmastime in the City Celebration!


Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm at The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St

Santa, Mrs. Claus and one of their elves will fly in to Downtown's State Theatre to visit with kids. Enjoy crafts and a special treat! Santa will be reading "Twas The Night Before Christmas" at 3:00pm.

And receive a coupon for a special Holiday Lunch at The Plus (see below). 


Holiday Lunch

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm at The Plus, 208 S. Barstow St

Bring your coupon to The Plus and recieve a pizza buffet and soda for only $5. Coupon good on Saturday, December 3rd from 1:00 - 4:30pm only.


Rock Around the Christmas Tree

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm at the corner of S. Barstow and E. Grand (parking lot next to The Lismore)

Warm your heart and soul with free holiday karaoke, hot cocoa, cookies and a visit from Santa's reindeer! Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides throughout Downtown!


Tree Lighting Ceremony

4:30 pm at the corner of S. Barstow and Eau Claire St.

Downtown's Christmas Tree comes to life with the help of Santa and Mrs. Claus!



Spend the whole day in Downtown Eau Claire!


Shop Local with Downtown Businesses

All day

Explore our wonderful and diverse Downtown small businesses! Your holiday shopping will be done in no time!


Christmas Cookie Walk

9:00 am at Christ Church Cathedral, 510 S. Farwell St

Wonderful Christmas aromas and music set the scene for this special Cookie Walk, which offers the most beautiful and delicious assortment of cookies, candies, and other holiday goodies for sale.


Holiday Art Fair

10:00 am - 3:00 pm at The Janet Carson Gallery, 316 Eau Claire St

Unique & affordable gifts by local artists. Functional pottery, warm winter scarves, beeswax candles, shiny, shiny jewelry, fine art, beautifully framed photography, metal sculptures, greeting cards, and so much more all at affordable prices.


One Love Bread Pop-Up Shop

11:00 am - 2:00 pm at Red's Mercantile, 224 N Dewey St

One Love Bread started baking bread in 2010, and is located in North Central Wisconsin in the hills of Perkinstown, and the woods of the Chequamegon National Forest. The grains are grown in WI and the breads pick up the unique minerals and nutrients from their local soil.


Open Studio and Tours

11:00 am - 5:00 pm at Casual Ore Formal, 307 S Farwell St, Suite 301

Stop into this Downtown jewelry designer for some Christmas shopping. Enjoy cider and studio tours!


Eau Claire Children's Theatre presents Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

11:00 am & 1:30 pm at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Ave

Junie B. is at it again in this adaptation of the popular book by Barbara Park. Click here for more info and to buy tickets.


Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild presents A Christmas Story

1:30 pm & 7:30 pm at The Grand, 102 West Grand Ave

Follow Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. A holiday treat for the whole family! Click here for more info and to buy tickets.



12:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Lazy Monk Brewing, 97 W Madison Ave

Enjoy an outdoor shopping market for your holiday gift giving! Vendors will include local potters, cheese makers, handcrafted wooden gifts, handcrafted soaps, and other locally made products for your buying pleasure. Delight your senses with the feel of a true European Holiday! Click here for more details.


Model Train Open House

12:00 pm - 5:30 pm at Model Train Classics, 306 S Barstow St

Stop in and celebrate 20 years of South Barstow's coolest toy shop. There's something to love for every kid and adult!


Gingerbread House Construction

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St

School-age children are welcome to build and decorate their own gingerbread house.


Jingle Jams: Two Castles + Sniffle Party

7:00 pm at The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St

Two Castles has the low-fi electronica, and Sniffle Party has got the dreamy, electro pop. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series.


The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra presents Swinging the Songs of the Season

7:30 pm at The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Swinging the Songs of the Season. To receive over 30% off, buy tickets to 3 or more shows! Click here for tickets.


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